Second Social Network Teaser Still Selling the Danger Angle

Andrew Garfield and Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network (2010) Movie Image

The second teaser trailer for David Fincher’s “The Social Network” has arrived online, and it still insists that it’s a life-and-death thriller that needs to be seen otherwise you might all die! Or something to that effect. Lots of voiceover and fast typing promising action, sex, and violence — ah, who are we kidding. It’s about a bunch of college kids that made a website, then got pissed at each other, and then started suing each other. I don’t care how Fincher and the studio tries to sell this, at the end of the day, this is just a movie about some college dorks who made a website called Facebook.

Still, the whole narrative they’re going for with the movie’s publicity is awfully intriguing. I wonder which studio suit came up with the idea to try to sell the movie as some kind of life-and-death crime thriller?

Starring Joseph Mazzello, Jesse Eisenberg, Rashida Jones, Brenda Song, Rooney Mara, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Malese Jow, Max Minghella, Trevor Wright, Dakota Johnson, and directed by David Fincher.

Coming to a website near you October 1, 2010.

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